Tasmania’s north east is a fertile growing area and plays an important role in the food and beverage industry in Australia. The area is home to many vineyards and hop fields as well as lavender and fine cheese production. Aw well as the farmlands there are also pristine beaches with white sand and the rugged surf of the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait.
There is plenty to see and do as the area has many valleys and the tin industry once saw many miners trying to make their fortune here. The Trail of Tin Dragon route is a great place to start exploring. Forests here are very dense and you will be able to see many species of Tasmanian wildlife as you walk around the area. Mount William National Park is a good place for this. A visit to the Scottsdale Forest Eco Centre is a must. Here you will see fine timbers as well as learn about the ecology of the forest, the mining settlements of Derby and Weldborough will give you an idea of the tin industry of days gone by.
For the more active visitor to the area there are many water sports such as sailing and in the warmer months swimming. Fishing is also very popular or maybe a round of golf is more to your liking. There are many other sporting venues such as playing fields, tennis courts etc. All in all the area has a lot to offer with some outstanding scenery and great photo opportunities. Accommodation is plentiful with backpacker accommodation, B&B’s as well as guesthouses and budget motels.